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Roni Grén

University of Turku

Ph.D. Roni Grén is a researcher at the University of Turku. His topics of research have been centered on modern art theory and French culture. Formerly, he has written a book on Georges Bataille’s writings on art, and is currently working on a research entitled "Prehistory and Modernism


I have acted as a researcher of art history at the University of Turku (Finland) since april 2009. For the first three years, I worked on my Ph.D. dissertation on Georges Bataille's writings on art, mainly concerning about the value of art and the sense of art history in his texts. From 2013 to 2016, my research focused on animal art, a project that had as its outcome a monograph entitled "The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art" that was published by Routledge in 2017. The work gives a theoretical account of the connections between the notions of art and animality in the modern age. After finishing the book, I have been working on a new research called "Prehistory and Modernism" that discusses the meanings of prehistory for the discourse on the arts in 19th and 20th centuries. I also act as the editor-in-chief for a Finnish scholarly art historical journal "Tahiti".

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Art History, Aesthetics, Philosophy

Personal Interests

    Art History, Aesthetics, Modernism, Animal Studies, Animal Art, French Philosophy, Surrealism, Georges Bataille, Prehistory, Cave Art.


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 Featured Title - The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art; Gren - 1st Edition book cover